Architecture MArch 2021/22 entry

Course code:

AHT045

Study options:

2 years full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
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Course code:

AHT045

Study options:

2 years full-time

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Overview

Blending together art and science, the Architecture MArch aims to extend your knowledge and prepare you for a career in building design.

This course is designed to develop the creative and professional skills required for a career in architecture. Focusing primarily on studio-based design projects the course should stretch your design imagination, develop your critical thinking, and help and support you with responding proactively to a wide range of complex challenges. 

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course has been accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Our Architecture MArch has achieved ARB prescription. All graduates qualifying from the course will be exempt from the ARB part 2 exam.

*This course is currently accredited by the Architects Registration Board for the 2021/22 entry. If there are any changes to the accreditation of this course, we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.  

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What our students say....

I have learned to look at architecture with a more macro and philosophical thinking and discovered more interesting and advanced research topics.

Subei Zhao

Course information

Architecture at Coventry University is taught, using a range of academic and professional sources, as a liberal discipline that aims to be technically, professionally, socially, and environmentally sustainable. We place emphasis on architecture as a social practice and technical process that purposefully aims to span both science and the arts.

We provide an architectural education that deals with the complexities of architecture itself. Our teaching reflects the nature of contemporary architecture as an international field of creative inquiry and the course incorporates exploration, collaboration and the critical analysis of a range of inputs from differing sources. We provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for the role of the architect in a modern multidisciplinary building design process.

This is a modular course based primarily on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that explore the cultural, technical and professional dimensions of architecture.

5/5

Awarded the maximum of 5 stars for employability

QS stars ranking 2018

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Design, Process and Communication

  • Comprehensive Design

  • Construction Technology and Environmental Design

  • Cultural Context

  • Integrated Project

Overview

Modules

  • Research for Design

  • Design Thesis

  • Professional Practice and Management

  • Critical Investigations

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

The course’s approach to internationalisation, collaborative working and individual creativity is relevant to the pluralistic nature of contemporary practice; and from the outset you will be encouraged to discuss and consider your individual ideas in the context of your peer group and wider society.

The subject categories in which architecture operates: Design (process), Technology (including structure, construction and environmental control), Cultural Context (historical and contemporary) and Communication (visual and verbal) and Professional Practice. You will have developed, on successful completion of this course, an understanding of the relationship between global issues, local context and the tectonics of architecture. We equip students with the intellectual, creative, and practical skills in an appropriate manner which should meet the needs and aspirations, not only of related professions and the wider construction industry, but of society in general.  

Our Education Strategy 2015-2021 has been fundamental to informing the principles that underpin the development of this course. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to make significant contributions to your professions and communities and be a creative force in an evolving world. The strategy i focuses on the following six areas experience:

  • Research inspired teaching
  • Employability
  • Creativity and enterprise
  • Multicultural and international engagement
  • Community contribution and responsibility
  • Innovation and digital fluency

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which may vary depending upon the module.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

There will be approximately 15 hours per week ‘contact’ time initially spread across Studio Practice, Lectures, Seminars, Workshops and Educational Visits. Most studio teaching activities will take place over 2 days a week and should allow you enough time for significant self-study and exploration which is the basis of studying at master’s level, the proportion of which will increase building up to your final projects.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

International case studies, practices and theories have been built into the course throughout. We have strong connections with industry and other universities in Europe as well as overseas. You will have the opportunity to apply for international study visits and to work with international professionals and educators (please note this is subject to availability, application, additional costs and meeting applicable VISA requirements).

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

International experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


What our students say....

I have learned to look at architecture with a more macro and philosophical thinking and discovered more interesting and advanced research topics.

Subei Zhao

Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate degree in Architecture, normally RIBA/ARB Part 1.  However RIBA/ARB Part 1 is not a prerequisite of the Master of Architecture programme, and we can make offers to candidates – usually from outside the UK – without RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption from a previous degree.

Applicants are normally expected to have completed a ‘year out’ placement in practice with a completed PEDR logbook, or have equivalent experience. This will be determined at the applications stage.

Portfolio

Applicants will be asked to provide a convincing portfolio of relevant architectural design work. This will either be presented at interview or submitted by post/online. 

We can make offers to candidates – usually from outside the UK – without RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption from a previous degree.

Portfolio

Applicants will be asked to provide a convincing portfolio of relevant architectural design work. This will either be presented at interview or submitted by post/online. 

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our students say....

I have learned to look at architecture with a more macro and philosophical thinking and discovered more interesting and advanced research topics.

Subei Zhao

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£6,933 (per year)


January 2022

£6,933 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£11,066 (per year)


January 2022

£11,066 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say....

I have learned to look at architecture with a more macro and philosophical thinking and discovered more interesting and advanced research topics.

Subei Zhao

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

This course is designed to prepare you for any role you obtain in architecture.

Graduates may also choose to pursue careers in a wide range of related professions or to pursue further academic studies at PhD level.

Although work placements as such are not undertaken by the course, the nature of the course aims to provides strong links to industry with industry led design briefs and the input by visiting tutors from industry. 

What our students say....

I have learned to look at architecture with a more macro and philosophical thinking and discovered more interesting and advanced research topics.

Subei Zhao
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.